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Posts Tagged ‘potpourri’

Vegetarian Hot Links con Carne

Sunday, 21 May 2017

What’s inside an Etch-A-Sketch.

Bottled water can thwart a crime.

I’ll bet the guy smells like fish [via].

Andy Griffith & Don Knotts discussed The Andy Griffith Show in 1996.

May The Fourth…

Starfish Enterprise.

I want that, and that; gimme one of those, and I’ll take that thing, too; Aw hell. Give me one of each.

Open Question: Where did that annoying sound that some women make when they see something cute or sad come from? You’ve heard it. It’s three syllables,  goes like uh-aou-wah? and ends with a questioning inflection.

The Beatles’ first take of Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.

Attention vegetarians: Plants can hear water and they know when something’s eating them.

[Top image, CATLAS OF THE WORLD, found here.]

 

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Mother Goose’s Nursery Hot Links

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Welcome Meepzorpers & Blorters. Beer’s in the fridge.

My favorite pinball game ever: Mata Hari.

“‘I prayed about it and stuff,’ woman says of stomping windshield.” Then she did it anyway [via].

Okay. This is pure awesome. If you take a 45rpm record of Dolly Parton’s Jolene and play it at 33rpm, it sounds just like Roy Orbison. TRUE. [Found here.]

Then someone took Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m on Fire” and turned it into a Dolly Parton song.

New website on the horizon has potential: WikiTribune.

Futuracha Pro is a font that morphs ligatures as you type. (I predict it’ll go viral until people start mocking it as the new Comic Sans.)

Slow TV is a hit in Norway: “The show titled “Salmon Swimming Upstream” ran 18 hours — and afterward, the head of the station said it felt ‘too short.'”

A desert dweller put the GoPro in The Bucket of water to see what might show up [via].

[Top image found here.]

 

Dialing Up the Hot Links

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Soulsville, USA. Ax your chilluns what it means to dial a number. Better yet, plug in a rotary phone and dare them to call one of their friends.

Do you (or your parents /grandparents) have boxes of slides and negatives that you don’t want to lose? This may be a relatively painless archiving solution.

Eat a bug.

I find this disturbing on multiple levels.

Cold glass sculpting + Fibbonacci = Amazing [via].

This mouse is tired.

This looks like a fun excursion if you have the bucks. Oh wait. Nevermind.

From the I Am Woman Department: I really don’t know what to make of this – whether to pity or to laugh – but the jerk is being a jerk.  NSFK / NSFW

[Top image found here.]

When You Care Enough To Send The Very Hot Links

Sunday, 30 April 2017

How not to dispatch a hornet nest. [Not the same vid posted yesterday.]

Bier Yoga: “We take the philosophies of yoga and pair it with the pleasure of beer-drinking to reach your highest level of consciousness.”

Got a CD collection? This article opines on what to do with it.

In 2006, Arnold Schwartzeneggar ended global warming in California.

Digging for snakes in Cambodia (Jump to 07:00).

Here’s a Black Racer having a Gran Mal seizure prior to death.

The castle of Sir Harry Delos Andrews.

Two Surprize Puzzle Erasers.

Something is just so wrong with “themed weddings.”

Free.
Purple.
Rain.

[Top image of dogs on a ceiling found in here.]

Action-Packed Hot Links

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Puddles’ Pity Party website is everything you’d expect, and more.

12 protips on How to Email.

Naked Tickle Me Elmo  creeps me out.

The SJW was a great satirical post for April Fools Day by Maddox. I’d forgotten about his acerbic wit until I had a brief discussion about vegetarianism recently, and remembered his classic comment:
“For every animal you don’t eat, I’m going to eat three.”

There’s a new victim in town. Check your right-handed privilege, folks.

Rare, huge shipworms discovered in the Philippines, and they’re RARE & HUGE [via].

In 1674 London, women petitioned to ban coffee [via]. Why? Here’s a hint:

THe Coffee-house being in truth, only a Pimp to the Tavern, a relishing foop prearative to a fresh debauch: For when people have swill’d themselves with a morning draught of more Ale than a Brewer’s horse can carry, hither they come for a pennyworth of Settle-brain, where they are sure to meet enow lazy pragmatical Companions, that resort here to prattle of NEws, that they neither understand, nor are concerned in; and after an hours impertinent CHat, begin to consider a Bottle of Claret would do excellent well before Dinner; whereupon to the Bush they all march together, till every one of them is as Drunk as a Drum, and then back again to the Coffee-house to drink themselves suber…

Note that at the time of that petition, the midday meal was called “dinner.” Supper came later in the day as a snack before bedtime at sundown.

Street snake attacks biker in Thailand.

Senior Jitterbuggers [via].

Heh. I just rediscovered Missing Missy. Classic trolling at it’s best.

Devo – The Early Years. VHS video is probably from 1977, possibly somewhere near The Spud Fryer.

Michael Crichton critiqued Kurt Vonnegut in 1969, and it’s an interesting read [h/t Octopus].

[Top image from here.] Here’s a compilation of the best action scenes from Uganda’s first action movie Who Killed Captain Alex?  [via].

Syncopated Polyrhythmic Hot Links

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Mark Twain’s study was designed to simulate the pilot house of a Mississippi steamboat.

Rogue Punctuation Nazi strikes after-hours in Bristol, England. He specializes in fixing apostrophe errors on business signs.

Need a Computer Science paper at the last minute? This generator is for you.

I knew that rebooting and hitting F8 gets you into safe mode for trouble shooting. Here’s what the other keyboard function keys do.

The Frog Survey Letter” went viral a couple years ago.

Never heard of Hooverball? Now you have.

Click “play.”

Like early jazz? You’ll love this free download of 1920s recordings. It’s six hours of syncopated awesome.

[Top image found here.]

Meretricious Rhadamanthine Hot Links

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Johnny Rotten weighs in on Briexit… and Donald Trump.

Roger Daltrey weighs in on Briexit… and Donald Trump.

Luke and Sean share a shirt.

Earliest known definition of “cocktail” as a beverage appeared in 1803. The actual origins of the word are disputed; here’s one analysis.

Groucho Marx once hawked cocktail napkins.

Ever wonder why cocktails are served in different glasses? Me neither.

No idea what the 1927 Jiggling Chair was supposed to remedy.

Attempted Escape of the Maniac from The Wild Witch of the Heath, 1841.

This is mildly amusing. Move your curser, then do it real fast.

From the You Gotta Be Kidding Me Department:
Cloned Woolly Mammoths are planned to be introduced to an Arctic Siberian park in order to stop “global warming climate change.”

Horrific April Fools Day pranks of the 19th Century, and some were lethal. More pranks here.

[Top: Original image of the TV-HiFi console hottie found here.]

Cloudy with a 40% chance of Hot Links

Sunday, 26 March 2017

How to ruin the game of Darts.

What if James Brown didn’t feel good? This amused me.

Angry customer complaint dates to 1750BC.

Can you spot the error(s) in this 1816 painting? I spotted three. Okay, 2-1/2. [Found here.]

I, kea.

It’s called the WTF Mobile.

From the Holy Crap Department: A dwarf star trapped by a black hole (only 2.5x the distance between the Earth and the Moon away)  completes an orbit every 28 minutes –  at a velocity of 1% of the speed of light!

All you need to know about developing nuclear weaponry.

What did Donald Trump Tweet about YOU? Find out here.

Q: Why did early cartoon characters wear gloves?
1.  Speed.
2.  Contrast.
3.  They were minstrels.
The correct answer is 4. All of the above.

Corned Hot Links on Rye with Sauerkraut & Swiss

Sunday, 19 March 2017

From the Fun Facts To Know & Tell Department:

“On my first trip to Ireland I was told how the fisherman’s sweaters were woven to indicate origin so washed up bodies might be identified.”

Wanna chip in and buy a town? Tiller, Oregon is up for sale.
Let’s do this.

Vitiligo is a non-fatal yet incurable disease that causes patches of skin to lose pigmentation. This young woman pwns it with markers.

The U.S. Navy’s “Fat Leonard” corruption scandal investigation is still ongoing with more indictments. Here’s the timeline.

Lost your Official Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon Ashtray again? Get a replacement here.

Guy nailed himself with a bear tranquilizer and lived [via].

Amazing door lock from 1680 tracks the number entries [via].

I forgot to ask. How’s your mesentery doing?

Did your Samsung TV stop showing program listings? Ours did, so we unplugged it, plugged it back in. No dice. Did the same with the antenna. Nope. Replaced the batteries in the old remote. Didn’t work. Bought a new remote. No success. Samsung tech support couldn’t suss it out either. The Missus figured it out – we’d had a power outage, and when she reset the date and time, she missed resetting the year. PROBLEM SOLVED.

[Top image:  Napoli amusement park, 1950.]

Beware The Ides of Hot Links

Sunday, 12 March 2017

The Ides” is a day of the month in the Roman Calendar that falls on the 15th in March, July & October, and on the 13th in other months. The word is derived from the latin idus, so I cranked up Google Translate. In English, idus means ides. Go figure.

In poverty-stricken communist Cambodia, women are beautiful when they’re bucket fishing and catching snakes.

From the ICYMI Department:
What if Hillary Clinton were male and Donald Trump were female during the Presidential debates? A political science professor at NYU intended to prove that sexism played a part in the 2016 Election, but the result of the experiment wasn’t what she or others expected. Supposedly they’re going to release a video of the full fauxdebate in costume, but I haven’t see it yet.

Cool 24-hour time-lapse from somewhere north of the Arctic Circle.

You ever read this short story by Jack London? No? Do it.

Trolls pwnd Shia LaBeouf’s anti-Trump live cam:

Shia LaBeouf was hoping to livestream his protest of Donald Trump for four years. But trolls kept crashing the party. After having his “He Will Not Divide Us” exhibit shut down in both New York and Albuquerque, he moved it to an “undisclosed location” to keep it safe from trolls. But the trolls only said, “Challenge accepted.”

The 7 shortest rock songs to hit No. 1 on the charts. As far as I know, “Stay” by Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs still holds the record, clocking in at about 1 minute 30 seconds.

Infinite Jukebox is cool. Choose a song you like that seems to end way too soon, and it messes with it indefinitely. It doesn’t just loop the recording, it turns it into a helix so you can listen to the song until you can’t stand it anymore. So I gave it a test run, plugged in another short hit: The Letter by The Boxtops, and got this unending version – click on “play.” I’m impressed [via].

BTW, Alex Chilton, the gravel-voiced lead singer on “The Letter” was only 16 when the 1967 hit song was recorded.

Meepzorp reports that some great bloggers have moved on:

It is with great sadness that we say farewell to some of our favorite long-time bloggers who have recently passed away:
Gerard Vlemmings: The Presurfer
Kevin Norman Gray: Nothing To Do With Arbroath
Mark Woods: wood s lot

I didn’t “know” them, but I’ve linked to their sites occasionally and they linked back. In the early days of this blog, they were inspirations. R.I.P.

Not sure who that guy is up on top? It’s Jim Peterik.


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